"The first known ancestor was David Wilson, who was born in Scotland about 1650; he had a son David born about 1685, who was forced to flee from Scotland to Ireland owing to his being on the losing side in the Scotch Rebellion of 1715. His son William (b. Nov. 19, 1722; d. June 12, 1801) came to America about 1736; married Elizabeth Blackburn, also of Scoth-Irish descent, about 1746, and settled on Trout Run near Moorefield, Hardy County, W. Va ... The following history of his descendants up to and including the third generation born in America includes all of such as are known at this time."--Page 2
"This brief history has been gleaned from old family records, correspondence with other members, and histories of Ritchie, Barbour, Harrison and Randolph Counties, West Virginia."--Page 2
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